Qualifier Stefanie Tan in semi finals

Posted By: Pti

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Qualifier Stefanie Tan of Singaporecontinued her brilliant run in the USD 10,000 MSLTA-ITFWomen''s Tennis Championship by ousting another qualifierNa-Lae Han of Korea today.

Stefanie got the better of Han, conqueror of top seededcompatriot Sung-Hee Han in the second round yesterday, 6-4 2-66-3 in the quarter-finals.

Also through to the last four were second seed NichaLetrtpitaksinchai of Thailand, ranked 449, fifth seedVlada Ekshibarova of Uzbekistan and seventh seed VaratchayaWongteanchai of Thailand.

The Indian challenge in singles had ended yesterdayitself in the second round when last surviving player ShivikaBurman was beaten by Ekshibarova, ranked almost 300 placesabove her, in straight sets.

In the semis, Stefanie would take on Wongteanchai whileEkshibarova will meet Lertpitaksinchai.

Results: Women''s singles (quarter finals): Stefanie Tan(Sin) bt Han Na-Lae (Kor) 6-4 2-6 6-3; 7-VaratchayaWongteanchai (Tha) bt 3-Nicole Clerico (Ita) 4-6 6-4 6-3;5-Vlada Ekshibarova (Uzb) bt 4-Liu Shaozhuo (Chn) 6-0 6-4;2-Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (Tha) bt 6-Liksika Khumkum (Tha) 6-26-4.

Story first published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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